2024 Draft Climate Strategies & Survey

Climate recommendations from working groups and task forces as presented to the Maine Climate Council on June 18, 2024

About this process

By law, the Maine Climate Council is working to deliver an update to Maine Won't Wait, the state's four-year climate action plan, by Dec. 1, 2024. On June 18, 2024, the Council was presented with draft climate strategies compiled by its expert working groups and task forces for potential inclusion in the update. 

The draft recommendations are organized by working group and/or task force below. Each section has a slide summary of the draft recommendations and a link to the full draft recommendations. After reading the draft recommendations, we invite you to complete our short survey about how each draft recommendation may fit with your community. 

Provide your input

Input and feedback on the draft recommendations are welcome, to help the Council develop its update to Maine Won't Wait. In addition to the methods below, public meetings about the climate plan are expected to be scheduled in the coming months in locations across the state. Please subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, to be notified then those meetings are scheduled. Thank you for your partnership in this important work.

 

2024 Draft Strategies & Recommendations

Buildings, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group

The Buildings, Infrastructure, and Housing Working Group evaluated strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, infrastructure, and housing, and actions for adaptation and increased resiliency to climate change. 


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Buildings Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Buildings, Infrastructure & Housing Survey

Take the Full Survey

Coastal and Marine Working Group

The Coastal and Marine Working Group evaluated strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coastal and marine sectors, as well as actions for adaptation and increased resiliency to climate change. 


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Coastal and Marine Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Coastal & Marine Survey

Take the Full Survey

Community Resilience Working Group

The Community Resilience Working Group evaluated strategies and actions for adaptation and resiliency to climate change, as well as strategies to reduce gross and net annual greenhouse gas emissions. 


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Resilience Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Community Resilience Survey

Take the Full Survey

Energy Working Group

The Energy Working Group evaluated strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector, as well as actions for adaptation and increased resiliency to climate change. 


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Energy Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Energy Survey

Take the Full Survey

Natural and Working Lands Working Group

The Natural and Working Lands Working Group evaluated strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the natural and working lands sector, as well as actions for adaptation and increased resiliency to climate change. 


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Lands Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Natural & Working Lands Survey

Take the Full Survey

Transportation Working Group

The Transportation Working Group evaluated strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, as well as actions for adaptation and increased resiliency to climate change. 


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Transportation Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Transportation Survey

Take the Full Survey

Materials Management Task Force

The Materials Management Task Force evaluated solid waste management strategies and actions to reduce emissions from waste and materials management to complement the existing strategies outlined in Maine Won’t Wait.


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Materials Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Materials Management Survey

Take the Full Survey

Land Use Discussion Group

The Land Use Discussion Group evaluated strategies related to encouraging compact development to reduce existing and avoid future transportation emissions, prevent the conversion of natural and working lands, and reduce climate risks.


Overview (Click to enlarge)

Land Use Recommendations

Watch the Presentation (YouTube)

Full Recommendations (PDF)

Take the Land Use Survey

Take the Full Survey